The Norwegian saxophonist Hakon Kornstad has a deeply focused tone
and a dazzling command of expressive effects. He puts it all to good use on
Dwell Time (Jazzland), his serene but potent new solo album.
Nate Chinen - New York Times
Adventurous, yet undeniably accessible, Single Engine is another rung
on a ladder that Kornstad’s
been climbing for the past few years. Along with Seim, he’s part of a new
generation of Norwegian reed
players regularly pushing the boundaries of the instrument, finding limitless
John Kelman - AllAboutJazz (US)
Norwegian saxophonist Håkon Kornstad has been one of the central
figures on the new
Norwegian scene that aspires to break new vistas beyond the almost codified
ECM representation of
the Nordic scene (...) A Beautiful and impressive statement.
Eyal Hareuveni - AllAboutJazz (US)
Kornstad has conceived a singular approach to the saxophone, fully
realized on this solo effort.
(...) A highly inventive album